A statement wine bottle opener where the functionality is seamlessly woven into the overall form.
Materials: 8″ x 8″ x 0.75” 6061 aluminum stock, steel corkscrew, post & screw
Tooling: 3” shell mill, ⅛” center drill, ¼” drill, ¼” FEM, ⅛” FEM, ⅛” BEM
Processes: CNC machining, manual mill machining
Part of my design philosophy is to create objects that not only serve a functional purpose, but also an artistic and decorative one. I also hoped this bottle opener would bring a sense of whimsy and delight to the user every time they used it in addition to serving as a conversation starter. Inspired by the scalloped quality of a corkscrew and how it reminded me of a lobster’s tail, I set out to create Sofishticated.